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2 counties in North Carolina now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Local Government

By Michael Carroll | Dec 20, 2019

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Two counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

Those jurisdictions that have passed Second Amendment sanctuary ordinances and resolutions usually vow that they will not follow gun-control statutes they believe violate the U.S. Constitution. The declarations are not legally binding, but they do send a message to state lawmakers and others that the jurisdiction will fight such limitations on their right to bear arms.

Gun Rights Watch tracks law changes, executive orders and court decisions that affect citizens’ Second Amendment rights. That includes local, state and federal changes, according to Gunrightswatch.com.

Four states – Alaska, Idaho, Kansas and Wyoming – have passed legislation that labels the entire state a Second Amendment sanctuary.

There are now more than 500 counties in the nation that are under such sanctuary laws, out of a total of more than 3,000 counties.

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2nd Amendment Jurisdictions Nationwide

State# of Counties, Parishes or Boroughs# of 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties
Alabama670
Alaska1919*
Arizona151
Arkansas750
California580
Colorado6438
Connecticut80
Delaware30
Florida6711
Georgia1590
Hawaii50
Idaho4444*
Illinois10266
Indiana920
Iowa990
Kansas105105*
Kentucky1201
Louisiana640
Maine160
Maryland243
Massachusetts140
Michigan830
Minnesota870
Mississippi820
Missouri1140
Montana560
Nebraska930
Nevada1610
New Hampshire100
New Jersey210
New Mexico3326
New York621
North Carolina1002
North Dakota530
Ohio880
Oklahoma770
Oregon3614
Pennsylvania670
Rhode Island50
South Carolina460
South Dakota660
Tennessee9512
Texas25430
Utah290
Vermont140
Virginia9583
Washington3925
West Virginia550
Wisconsin721
Wyoming2323*
* Statewide Second Amendment sanctuary laws in effect.

Source: Gunrightswatch.com and recent media reports.

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